BARI Expedition - Paphos Cyprus

Modern technologies in the service of archeology.

Project summary
After a four-year break in August 2017, the Sixteenth Bari Expedition was organized by students of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków. This time, members of the "Dahlta" Scientific Circle working at the Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering have started cooperation with archaeologists from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In collaboration with professor Ewdoksii Papuci-Władyki, we had the pleasure to exchange archaeological-surveying experience the Cypriot city on the UNESCO World Heritage List – Paphos. Inventory of ancient preserved monuments available in the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is available thanks to the support of the Paphos Agora Project and the permission of the Department of Antiquities in Cyprus.
KNG Scientific Circle
AGH UST In Kraków
JU in kraków
ArcGIS StoryMaps
Inspiring and immersive stories by combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content from the expedition.
PRoject Objectives
The main goal of the XVI Bari Expedition Archaeology is a unique study of human activity through the centuries, but few realize that the existence of the first man, evolution and facts related to ancient civilization would not have been learned without land surveying. All research conducted by archaeologists are supported from the very beginning by surveing techniques that become an integral part of the discoveries and have a significant impact on their final results. The main goal of the 16th Bari Expedition was to promote and preserve the archaeological remains of the cultural heritage of Cyprus, using modern technologies, such as terestrial laser scanning, close-range photogrammetry and unmanned aerial vehicles. The intensive cooperation of archaeologists and surveyors has allowed to improve the process of collecting the information on historic small-size and large-size objects located in the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.
Authors: Iga Pępek & Anna Poproch


Paweł Ćwiąkała, Edyta Puniach, Wojciech Matwij, Szymon Stelmach, Hubert Dec,  Witold Niewiem,  Agnieszka Ochałek,  Joachim Pawliński,  Iga Pępek,  Anna Poproch,  Justyna Ruchała,  Robert Rudnicki,  Kasia Sawicka,  Aleksandra Słodowska


Ewdoksia Papuci-Władyka, Łukasz Miszk, Małgorzata Kajzer, Alicja Jurkiewicz-Cora

Used techniques 

  • UAV photogrammetry - ortophoto
  • Close-range photogrammetry  architectural details 
  • Laser scanning of the hypothetical harbour
  • Virtual tours- spherical cameras and GPS
  • GNSS Trimble RTX measurements
  • Close-range photogrammetry ceramic vessels - FocusSphere